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Another .emarat domain live, this time for Sheikh Maktoum of Dubai

May 30th, 2010 No comments

The Government of Dubai Media Office has announced the launch of the Arabic domain name of the website of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.

The move follows a historic breakthrough after the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority won approval from the Internet Corporation Assigned for Names and Numbers (ICCAN) to use the internet domain in Arabic, placing the UAE among the first four countries in the world to register domain names in their official languages and not in Roman script.

Sheikh Mohammed’s website can now be reached through either of the following addresses when typed in Arabic script: “sheikh-mohammed-bin-rashid.emarat” or “mohammed-bin-rashid.emarat”, newswire WAM reported on Saturday.

The Government of Dubai Media Office has announced the launch of the Arabic domain name of the website of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.

The move follows a historic breakthrough after the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority won approval from the Internet Corporation Assigned for Names and Numbers (ICCAN) to use the internet domain in Arabic, placing the UAE among the first four countries in the world to register domain names in their official languages and not in Roman script.

Sheikh Mohammed’s website can now be reached through either of the following addresses when typed in Arabic script: “sheikh-mohammed-bin-rashid.emarat” or “mohammed-bin-rashid.emarat”, newswire WAM reported on Saturday.

The Government of Dubai Media Office said that this remarkable achievement reflects Sheikh Mohammed’s keenness to promote the Arabic language, and reaffirms the UAE’s deep-rooted Arab identity.

With a substantial increase in the number of internet users in the region, Arabic domain names will allow a greater audience of Arabs to access information online, WAM said.

Emphasising the importance of the Arabic language as a key symbol of national identity, the UAE government decided in March 2009 to authorise Arabic as the official language at all federal institutions and entities, it added.

Available in both Arabic and English, Sheikh Mohammed’s official website is the leading source of news and information about his activities, with an archive of more than 30,000 articles, 18,000 photographs and 1,500 video clips.

The latest figures put the number of visitors to the site at about 85,000 per month, at a rate of 3,000 hits per day. Since its launch, the site has received 180,000 e-mails and over 7,000 visitors have left messages on the guestbook, according to WAM.

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.emarat press conference: Awesome

May 27th, 2010 2 comments

We had a word with Mr. James Alexander from AEserver.com (Engage.ae LLC) (one of first aeDA accredited registrar) about their visit to the press conference held at the Emirates Palace hotel in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. It was held on Wednesday May 26, 2010.

It has been mentioned that the conference went smoothly and many top management level people from the leading aeDA accredited registrars and also the representatives from ICANN and AUSREGISTRY were present.

Check out the pics below.

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.emarat (.امارت) Press Conference

May 25th, 2010 No comments

The ae domain name administration (aeDA) under the TRA of the UAE is hosting a press conference for the launch of the .emarat arabic .امارت international domain name in the UAE.

The event will take place in one of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in the world, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday May 26th.

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First .emarat IDN domain registered

May 25th, 2010 4 comments

The United Arab Emirates has gone live with its first web address entirely in Arabic.

The website of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has the Arabic equivalent of ‘khalifa.emarat’ as its URL.

It was launched in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE and the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, following ICANN’s decision to liberate the Internet by ending the exclusive use of Latin characters in addresses and allowing countries around the world to register Internet domains in their mother tongue.

The Ministry of Presidential Affairs says the new domain “reflects UAE’s pride in Arabic language due to its role in the Arab culture”, according to a WAM report.

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